What’s Current: Rwanda orders release of 50 young women jailed for having abortions

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  • Rwanda is set to release 50 women who were jailed for having abortions after the country’s president issued a personal pardon.
  • Housing experts say a growing number of landlords are asking tenants for sex in exchange for housing, as COVID-19 lockdowns and unemployment leave many struggling to pay rent.
  • Domestic violence victims are to receive a code word to help them escape abuse, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announces.
  • A South Korean football club is fined 100 million KRW (81,300 USD) for allegedly using sex dolls to fill seats at a closed match.
  • South Carolina outlawed the shackling of pregnant inmates on Thursday, becoming the 43rd US state to do so.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.